Welcome to the website of Out to Innovate™, formerly known as National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP). We are still the same organization, but are rebranding to have an all inclusive name so that all LGBTQ+ people in STEM will know that they are welcome and included in our advocacy and programming. During this rebranding process, you will start to notice changes to our name, logo, website layout and content, membership management system, and much much more! We are so excited to begin this transformation!

Who are we? We are scientific, technical, education, engineering, and math professionals who earn our livings in the fields of: materials science biomedical engineering geography archeology neurobiology meteorology oceanography medical technology physics electrical engineering biochemistry zoology psychobiology computer science epidemiology microbiology environmental science linguistics chemistry mechanical engineering science education sociology astronomy botany molecular biology anthropology law aerospace engineering science policy physiology ecology patent law geology health professions mathematics and more!

We are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and more (and allies)! Those of us who are able, are out and proud. We advocate equal employment opportunity, professional networking, role modeling, science education, and scientific freedom/responsibility. We practice science, technology, engineering, and mathematics with PRIDE.

Out to Innovate™ / NOGLSTP Mission Statement:

We empower LGBTQ+ individuals in STEM by providing education, advocacy, professional development, networking, and peer support.

We educate all communities regarding scientific, technological, and medical concerns of LGBTQ+ people.

Out to Innovate™ / NOGLSTP Core Values:

  • Authenticity
  • Credibility
  • Community
  • Equal Opportunity
  • Professionalism
  • Truth, Fairness and Safety

NOGLSTP is a 501(c)(3) Organization:
We are NOGLSTP doing business as Out to Innovate™. We are a membership-based professional society and a non-profit educational organization under IRS section 501(c)(3).

Our Partners:
We are an affiliate of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a participating professional society in the MentorNet® Affiliated Partners Plus program, a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association, an endorsing society of National Engineers Week, a founding member of the DiscoverE (formerly EWeek) Diversity Council, a partner with the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, an American Chemical Society Diversity Programs Partner,a partnering organization of the National Research Mentoring Network, and a Diversity Partner with DiversityComm.